Belfast's Great Pumpkin Pageant

Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 at 11:00am

Steamboat Landings Park
34 Commercial St
Belfast, ME 04915

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Pumpkins on display downtown and voting continues from October 25th – 31st.

Prizes awarded for Spookiest, Silliest, Most Creative, and Most Skillful — to be announced via Facebook Live at 12:00pm on Saturday, October 31st.

An All Ages Art Happening to keep creative kids of all ages safe and happy this Halloween, while showing their stuff!

In partnership with The City of Belfast and Johnny’s Selected Seeds.

Be a part of a new Belfast tradition! Here’s how to participate: 

1. Get a pumpkin – a limited number will be available (for free!) outside at Waterfall Arts on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th. Thanks to Johnny’s Selected Seeds for their generous donation of pumpkins!

2. Decorate or carve your pumpkin however you like. (We suggest adding a battery-operated candle, if you’ve made a jack-o-lantern!)

3. Get in your costumes for a Grand Procession* at 11am on Saturday Oct 24th, at Steamboat Landing Park in Belfast. Carry or cart your pumpkin down the walkway to a spot on the Harborwalk, where it will be displayed for the afternoon. Collect a goody bag, pose for a photo, or loop back to watch the procession! *Masks are required and 6 feet of social distancing will be maintained at this event.

4. Vote for your favorites on our Facebook event page! Categories are: Spookiest, Silliest, Most Creative, and Most Skillful.

Pumpkins will be transported to downtown businesses at 4pm on Oct 24, where they will be on display in storefronts for the week.

Participants must retrieve their pumpkins by Sunday, November 1 or they will be collected for composting / disposal.
Contest winners will be announced via Facebook Live on Halloween, at noon.
Call for volunteers:

If this sounds fun to you, please help us make it happen! 

We need help collecting unopened packages of candy or other treats for the goody bags, prize donations, and event volunteers. Contact Bridget Matros at: to lend a hand.

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